|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Energy
EPA Goal 1: Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
BNL is one of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). BNL conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security.
Environmental research at BNL focuses on atmospheric physics and chemistry and carbon cycle science related to climate change. It is also home to the Tracer Technology Center and it operates a network of solar irradiance and meteorological instruments for performance evaluation and modeling of the influence of cloud on solar energy production.
Source(s) of Information
1. BNL’s Environmental Science
Related EPA Program(s)
Research: Air, Climate and Energy:
The Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Research Program promotes innovative, sustainable, and integrated solutions to air pollution and climate change. ACE provides models and tools necessary for policy makers at all levels of community and government to make the best decisions.
ACE’s integrated research supports the Agency’s implementation of the Clean Air Act, especially the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, which set limits on how much tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and lead are allowed in the atmosphere. The program also evaluates the risks associated with hazardous air pollutants, also known as air toxics. ACE is an active participant in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the interagency Federal effort to improve scientific understanding of climate change and global change.
Beginning in FY2012, the following Research Programs will be integrated into the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program:
• Clean Air Research
• Global Change Research
• Biofuels Research (w/in the Sustainability Program)
• Mercury Research (within the Human Health and Ecosystems Program)
• Clinger Cohen Act
• Economy Act
• Intergovernmental Cooperation Act